Microsoft UK has named Clare Barclay to the post of general manager of SMS&P (Small, Medium Solutions and Partner Group) following the departure of Barry Ridgway, who is taking up a Sales, Marketing and Services VP role in Microsoft’s Latin America division.
Previously well-known to partners as senior director of SMB at Microsoft UK, Barclay has spent close to 15 years inside the Microsoft machine, joining as a marketing manager in SMS&P in 1998 after a spell working in the channel.
She later progressed to roles within partner sales before making the move into more services and EMEA-focused positions.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the SMS&P business and work more closely with our partners and customers,” Barclay said.
“Having worked in SMS&P for the last 8 years, I’m excited by the opportunity ahead of working with our partners in the UK as we drive towards the transformation of a devices and services organisation.”